Fayetteville State University (FSU) Chancellor James Anderson announced today a gift of $500,000 by brothers Dohn Jr., Charles and Richard Broadwell in memory of their parents, Dohn B. Broadwell Sr. and Charlotte L. Broadwell. Dohn Sr. was a residential developer in Cumberland County for more than 60 years. He died in 2017. Charlotte Broadwell was a member of the family that owned The Fayetteville Observer for more than 90 years. She died in 1996.
The gift will be used to support the College of Business and Economics for funding scholarships, the Center for Entrepreneurship and a speaker's series. In honor of the gift, the College of Business and Economics will be named the Broadwell College of Business and Economics.
"I am extremely grateful to the Broadwell family for their generosity," Anderson said. "This donation not only will provide tremendous support for our world-class College of Business, but also will allow us to offer scholarships to deserving students, expose them to renowned scholars and speakers and further develop our Center for Entrepreneurship. I could not be more pleased that this highly respected Fayetteville family has made this commitment to FSU and its future."
The Broadwell brothers said the gift reflects their parents' lifelong efforts to help the community grow and prosper.
Originally published April 5, 2018.